sociology apr3 - legal issues 14 th amendment (1868)...

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Cohabitation Remaining single Marriage without children Homosexual relationships Family rights for homosexuals Adoption Several states ban adoption by homosexuals Marriage Legal in 1 state (Mass) No explicit prohibition- 4 states and Washington D.C. Banned by constitutional amendment or statute Relationship recognition 6 states and Washington D.C. civil unions or domestic partnerships
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Unformatted text preview: legal issues 14 th amendment (1868) “equal protection clause” protect civil rights are homosexuals entitled to civil rights? DOMA- 1996 Marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman A spouse can only be a member of the opposite sex States do not have to recognize same sex marriages from other states...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course SYG 2000 taught by Professor Ford during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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